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Barbara D. Livingston
Catholic Boy earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 91 for his victory in the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct.
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February 23, 2013
Three-year-old stakes horses capped the 2011 – 2012 Fair Grounds racing season with a burst of insanity when 109-1 shot Hero of Order won the Louisiana Derby. Oxbow restored a measure of order winning the first 3-year-old stakes this meet, the Jan. 19 ...
February 21, 2013
When the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park and the Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds are run on Saturday, people who follow thoroughbred racing will watch intently, even if they don’t have a financial stake in the outcome.
Football season is in the rearview mirror and March Madness is about to dominate the sports books soon, so this is the perfect time to clean out this reporter’s notebook.
February 15, 2013
Is there a way to expand interest in Derby Futures and make them at least as attractive to bettors as a dismal mid-afternoon maiden-claiming race? It’s worth a try, and here are three suggestions.
February 13, 2013
Considering all that can go wrong, anyone who ventures to compile a list of Kentucky Derby contenders is wasting their time.
June 28, 2012
Doug O’Neill has been the face of horse racing for the better part of two months. But on this day, he was just a regular horseplayer all excited about cashing a Kentucky Derby future-book ticket.
June 15, 2012
There is an old proverb that “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” So is the new “Road to the Kentucky Derby” system of qualifying horses for America’s most famous race. A lot of it works, but there are new glaring problems with serious ...
May 03, 2012
Bodemeister opened as the morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, and a check of early betting on offshore websites shows that might end up being the case, but Nevada race books still consider Union Rags as the betting ...
To a man, the 32 living riders who have won a Kentucky Derby understand the remorseless formula required to win the Derby. It takes the right horse and the right trip, each ingredient in perfect proportion.
May 01, 2012
Hunter Thompson's story of the 1970 Kentucky Derby, entitled “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” now has been released in a rousing CD version, unabridged, with the role of Thompson – narrator and star – read by Oscar winner Tim Robbins.